http://www.abc.net.au/science/crude/ Not sure about the delicate, and complicated processes required to make oil? Not sure quite sure about all the uses of oil? Didn’t know about how it was used to make plastics, or that it was so heavily relied on for farming? I’m sure you’ve all heard about the possible environmental damage, or the… Continue reading Crude Oil – The ABC documentary
Computers, Programming or Technical things.
FMG-9 Concept gun in a box.
Now this looks awesome. It’s a folding box/flashlight that very very quickly turns into a gun. Do I need to tell you how much fun that would be in a movie? [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D99NHb6B03s[/youtube] Check out Milspecmonkey.com for more weapons fun.
Backing up, or transferring GAIM’s username Aliases, logs, and other data
Work recently blocked GAIM (which is now called Pidgin), amongst other IM clients people had been happily using. As this had been my work account I had custom Alias’s setup to everyones name to make it easier to find people, and while the user contacts are kept on the MSN server, the alias’s aren’t, and… Continue reading Backing up, or transferring GAIM’s username Aliases, logs, and other data
Faulty ram = bad.
A week after installing some new ram my MythUbuntu computer started playing up.
I removed the offending ram, and fixed the issue, with a little bit of data loss.
Sandisk Extreme Firewire Compact Flash Card Reader – Faulty
Well, being a wedding, and studio portrait photographer, I wanted to upgrade my crappy CF card reader for a riced, uber one. The faster I could find, the Sandisk Extreme Firewire Compact Flash Card Reader. Product specs indicate it’s meant to copy at 40MB/s, run via Firewire, and requires an Extreme IV card to make… Continue reading Sandisk Extreme Firewire Compact Flash Card Reader – Faulty
Say NO to Microsoft Office’s broken file format as an ISO standard.
Say NO to Microsoft Office’s broken file format as an ISO standard. http://www.noooxml.org/petition Reasons people should vote No : —————————————- 1. There is already a standard ISO26300 named Open Document Format (ODF): a dual standard adds costs, uncertainty and confusion to industry, government and citizens; 2. There is no provable implementation of the OOXML specification:… Continue reading Say NO to Microsoft Office’s broken file format as an ISO standard.
Google Maps Street View.
Google Maps new feature, Streetview! It looks like they’ve hooked up a laptop and gps to a van with a 360° camera and taken photos of the streets every 5m or so. I remember reading about the technology and they can make 3D scans of the buildings at the same time. Pretty nifty. In case… Continue reading Google Maps Street View.